June 12th, 2009 By BEN WATERHOUSE | News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

The Fried Onion Moves

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The Fried Onion, a food stand that provides sausages, burgers and sandwiches to the hungry workers of the Northwest Industrial District, has moved from its home of several years at Northwest 24th Avenue and Vaughn Street to a parking lot on 23rd Avenue just north of Thurman Street (see map, below). John McGrath, a gray-haired man in a faded Yankees cap who operates the business with his wife, Marcy, told me the move wasn't voluntary.

"The city made us get out of there," he said, "because they said we were blocking traffic on the sidewalk." McGrath said the inspector sympathized with his objection that the only foot traffic on Northwest 24th Avenue was toward his business, but had to kick them off their post of four years. "We're licensed, registered—if it's there to do, we've done it," he said, "[but] the inspector told us he couldn't say who, but there was one restaurant that was complaining, and they would do whatever it took to get us out of there."

Villains! In any case, the move is good news for WW, as the McGrath's tasty Fetzers sausages are now three blocks and one terrifying intersection closer to our headquarters. If you work in the area, check out the Fried Onion—the spicy sausage with peppers is excellent.

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Image of the Fried Onion, mid-move captured from Google Maps.
 
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